A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Healthy

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I’ve been lifting weights now for almost 20 years; and I’ve been studying nutrition and exercise science for just about the same amount of time.

One of the many mistakes I made when first starting out as a personal trainer 8 years ago was that I often gave new clients too much, too soon.

I would forget that not everyone was like me; and while this stuff might have come easy to me over the years, for most people it was complicated and extremely challenging, especially later in life – and even more so if they were severely overweight.

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Attention Deficit Training

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“Jack of all trades, master of none.”

Unfortunately, in this day and age of the internet and information overload, this phrase is beginning to apply to more and more people – especially when it comes to training.

Everyone wants to have and do it all.

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Blue Collar

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The world is an unfair place.

Time after time, it would seem that those at the top are given all the breaks; while those at the bottom work harder than ever just to make ends meet.

Over the last 30 years, the top 1% of all households has secured a very large share of all the gains in income: 60%; while the top 0.1% has secured an even more disproportionate share: 36% of all new income.

Only 8.6% of income gains have gone to the bottom 90% over the last 30 years. 

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Alcohol And Fat Loss

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How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?

Whenever folks embark on a weight loss journey, the first thing they assume is that they automatically have to cut out drinking.

As a matter of fact, it’s usually one of the first excuses I hear – sorry, guys – from men as to why they can’t shake those last 10 (or 20) pounds.

“I’d have a six pack if I didn’t like beer so much.”

Right.

And if coach would’ve put you in that fourth quarter of senior year, you would’ve been state champs, too, right?

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Fat Loss Made “Easy”

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Fat loss is simple.

It’s simple in that once you realize that it’s hard and takes A LOT of discipline and effort, it actually becomes quite uncomplicated.

You see, most people want an “easy” way out.

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